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Do you want to learn and practice one of the oldest styles of yoga, traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga? Do you want to deepen your yoga or meditation practice guided by incredible teachers? Do you want to experience authentic Balinese Hindu culture and the unique hospitality of local Balinese people? Do you want to reconnect with yourself and find your inner balance? Join Baliuma Retreats for your very own journey of self-love, self-empowerment, and self-transformation. Just bring your lovely self and leave the rest to them!
Baliuma Retreats is part of Balitrees Group, a joint effort of the local ashram, Perguruan Seruling Dewata, and the villagers of Sesandan. At Balitrees, you can choose to stay in a shared guest room or a private one. The guest rooms are traditional Balinese style bungalows decorated with a unique bohemian touch. Each ensuite room has a flat-screen television, air-conditioner, bathtub, wardrobe, desk, and beautiful beds fitted with soft Egyptian cotton sheets.
Each room has a garden-facing terrace, surrounded by rice paddies and coconut trees, that will take your breath away. The private rooms are part of a beautiful traditional Balinese home. Each room has a flat-screen television, air-conditioner, wardrobe, desk, and beautiful beds fitted with soft Egyptian cotton sheets. Each room has a garden-facing terrace and a relaxing lounge area.
What awaits you is an authentic cultural experience into a spiritual world of self-healing with meditation, yoga, chakra opening, Taichi, martial arts, and pranayama. To all of those who share this journey of life with Baliuma Retreats, they offer an experience of profound beauty, grace, authenticity, wholesomeness, human warmth, respect, and care. You are guided by love, peace, integrity, openness, and kindness.
Your retreat is run only by local people in a traditional Balinese village away from other tourisms. It is the perfect place for you to get away from busy tourist parts of Bali to unwind, recharge, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Most importantly, this retreat is about you. It is about taking time for yourself to observe yourself, to understand yourself, to reconnect with yourself, and to love yourself in a kinder way.
Take this incredible journey for yourself and come to help them spread the love for traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga, share ancient Balinese wisdom, and support the local community. Traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga is one of the oldest yoga practices in the world. It is said that thousands of years ago, 13 yogis from India (each practice their own style of yoga) came to Bali to practice on the top of Mount Watukaru, also known as Batukaru Mountain.
The spiritual energy of Bali (the Island of the Gods) inspired the 13 yogis, who took the best of their own yoga practices and created Balinese yoga. They gave it the name 'Balinese Watukaru Yoga' to pay tribute to the beautiful mountain on which they practiced together. Beauty, grace, spirituality, and strength are some of the stunning features of traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga.
It focuses on the mind and one's spiritual awakening, hence the emphasis on meditation and the inner flow of energy in its practice. Held by traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga practitioners that believe without meditation and chanting, yoga is just an exercise or sport and the physical practice of yoga is the preparation for meditation which helps you to silence your mind and heal your body.
During this retreat, you will have access to one of the oldest spiritual ashrams in the world, Pasraman Seruling Dewata, which still conserves all of the original 13 styles of yoga exactly how they have created thousands of years ago in the Himalayas. Apart from your two daily yoga classes, you can take part in two villages or cultural activities every day such as rice farming, waterfall purification, coconut oil making, Balinese cooking class, Balinese language workshop, traditional Balinese dance performances, and so many more.
You will share these beautiful six days with likeminded people from around the globe, open your mind to the diversity and beauty of cultures, philosophies, practices, and beliefs. The spiritual energy of this peaceful village of Sesandan will elevate your spirit and renew your body, mind, and soul. A beautiful opportunity to experience authentic Balinese Hindu culture while practicing yoga and self-love. Baliuma Retreats cannot wait to welcome and grow with you.
I Gede Arya started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation by the age of 17 in 1993. He is a disciple of the ninth generation of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He specialises in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). He is committed to conserving the ancient Balinese Yoga tradition, meditation, and silat by founding Baliuma Retreats.
Krishna is a traditional Balinese Watukaru yoga and meditation teacher. She has been studying and teaching Balinese yoga, meditation, pranayama, and charka opening for the past ten years. Her hands-on approach, passion for teaching, and loving smiles are mind-blowing and will certainly help you deepen your yoga and meditation practice. She is the kindest, most fun and passionate teacher and friend you will ever meet.
Claudia is a mathematician & statistician turned full-time yogi. She’s certified in both Yin yoga and Yoga therapy while studying extensively Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture. Her passion for understanding the intricacies of the human body especially its self-healing power guided her to discover a unique approach of teaching, she helps students to deepen and expand their practices through activating specific acupressure points in the body. She believes there’s infinite power held in our body, and we just need to learn to use the right key to unleash it.
From a rice farmer and wife who worked over twelve hours in the rice paddies every single day in addition to taking care of a family of six, Dewi transformed her life by studying English and the practice of yoga. Now, she not only manages Balitrees, but also teaches Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga to both western guests and women and children from her local community. She believes Yoga is a way of life that can lead us to find more peace and joy from within ourselves. When in a class, she teaches with her heart and soul, giving all of her love, warmth, and authenticity to her students.
Baliuma Retreats is a peaceful sanctuary away from other tourism located in a spiritual village, close to Mount Watukaru, in the middle part of the magical island of Bali, Indonesia. They are about 30 minutes from Tabanan city, 45 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple, and around two hours from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
To all of those who share this beautiful journey of life with Baliuma Retreats, they offer an experience of profound beauty, grace, authenticity, wholesomeness, human warmth, respect, and care. They are passionate about nutrition, a healthy diet, and food as medicine. You need to eat healthy to be healthy. You know what your body needs, and they are here to provide the care and nourishment your body deserves.
Every day, Baliuma provides wholesome, abundant, and delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine, made with only local and organic produce. What is more, with each meal, you will heavenly tropical fruits like dragon fruit, guava, or snake fruit. It is Baliuma's firm belief that the key ingredient of amazing food is always love. If you have any allergies or special requests, please kindly get in touch with them before your retreat.
You can also opt for other activities with extra costs, such as additional spa treatments, visit a traditional Balinese Shaman healer for a blessing ritual, tour to Watukaru mountain temple and Penatahan Hot Spring, or tour to two of the most famous temples in Bali, Ayun, and Tanan Lot beach temple, and surfing or sunset horseriding on the beach/rice terrace lessons.
You can enjoy a pampering personalized spa treatment to deeply relax, recharge, and rejuvenate your body and mind. You can choose from Balinese deep tissue massage, modern massage, or traditional massage by a village healer with extra costs.
Ngurah Rai International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$35 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Please kindly arrange your own transport to the retreat location. Grab is a very useful application to help you with transport in this local area. Alternatively, the driver of Baliuma Retreats can pick you up from the airport with an extra charge (450,000 IDR or 35 USD) or any other place in Bali (price subject to your location).
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